A member asked:

It possible that a latex allergy developing after years of wearing gloves?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Shenenberger answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Yes: Certainly so. An allergic reaction basically requires some variable period of sensitization before an obvious reaction. And that time period can vary widely.

Answered 5/4/2012

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Dr. Robert Ramirez answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Yes: It is actually healthcare workers who are at a higher risk of this, because of their prolongued exposure.

Answered 8/26/2013

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How can you tell if you have an allergy to latex gloves?

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